June 12, 2007

The View from Cloud 9


So this is me, in Switzerland, two weekends ago. I can now reveal that after getting off my nine-hour plane ride home, I checked messages and learned...

My manuscript, "Theories of Falling," won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize selected by Marie Howe. The prize carries a $2,000 award and publication of the book in Spring 2008 by New Issues Poetry and Prose (at Western Michigan University).

I don't know quite what to say...other than I am extremely thrilled, and grateful, and so happy to share this news with all of you.

37 comments:

32poems said...

Happy to be the first one here to say congratulations! Yay!

Robin said...

I am delighted to be the second one to congratulate you here on this your blog. Woo hoo!

Jilly said...

whoo hoo!

Suzanne said...

Outstanding!! Congratulations!

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Congratulations, Sandra! Great place to be published... :-)

wickedpen said...

Congrats! Yay!

Don said...

Congratulations, Sandra! This is well deserved.

Nick said...

Congrats, Sandra! Great news.

Reen said...

Congratulations!

Dan said...

Congratulations!!!

Anne said...

Wonderful news -- congratulations!

Radish King said...

Wow, what a way to end a vacation. Congratuations :)

Greg said...

Way to go! Well deserved. Let us know when it's available....

Valerie Loveland said...

Congratulations!

(Cool photo of you in Switzerland).

cornshake said...

hope you bought lots of yummy swiss chocolate to celebrate! congrats!!!

Ivy said...

That's awesome news! Enjoy cloud 9 -- and congratulations! :-)

Michael said...

WOW!How exciting! Congratulations!
& may you have many more successes like this one!

Matthew Thorburn said...

Congratulations -- that's wonderful news to come home to. New Issues is really great to work with in my experience, and I hope will be for you too!

Sandra said...

Thanks, everyone! The cloud hasn't set me back on earth just yet...

aka Leonardo Likes Gulls said...

Great view and mountains of congratulations to you!
How you must truly feel on top of the world!

Wonderful news. Please keep us updated!

best,
Kelli

Andrew Shields said...

I hope everybody notices how nice Switzerland looks. And if you come visit Switzerland (where I live), when you return home, good news will be waiting! :-)

Congrats.

C. Dale said...

Congratulations!

Adam Deutsch said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see it!

Brent Goodman said...

Amazing! I can't wait to read the book and your 1st book interview with Kate Greenstreet!

Justin Evans said...

Congratulations! This is really great news!

$2,000! That's like 6,000 bags of m and m's when they're on sale.

J.D. Smith said...

Rockin' good news!

Mazel tov!

This is quite a thing to find after not visiting the blog for a few days.

Excellent!

Seth Abramson said...

Awesome news! Congrats!
S.

newzoopoet said...

Oh Sandra, I am jumping up and down for you here! Your work deserves to win! Oh happy day! :O)))))

shanna said...

that's terrific, sandra. congratulations!

brandijay said...

Sandra, what fabulous news! I'm so excited for you. What a great series to be a part of!

Many congrats!

Sandra said...

Thanks, everyone, for the good wishes!

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Great news for you, and for all those readers who will read your work. Congratulations, Sandra.

Allison J. said...

Congrats, Sandra--looks like it's been a good time for the Beasley women--take care, Allison Joseph

Oliver de la Paz said...

Congratulations!

Lisa Allender said...

Congrats, Sandra...
Lisa Allender saying you deserve it! Enjoy!

Robert said...

I guess I win the prize for most belated congrats, but ... congratulations!

Sandra said...

It's never too late for kind word. Thanks Robert, and Lisa, and Oliver, and Allison, and all!